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Word 2000 Range.Find.Styl e fails after patch

Hi all,

I am trying to implement some Word-automation using the range.find-object
(using VB.net and Word 2000, early binding).

The sample underneath worked well, but after installing an 'after SP3 patch'
for Word ('upgrading' it to build 9.0.8216), it stopped working and now
generates the following error when I try to set the style-part of the
range.find object.

System.NullRefe renceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an
at Word.Find.set_S tyle(Object& prop)

The sample below follows various Microsoft documentation I can find, but
apparently someting has changed, and I can't find out what (though of course
I've already tried various things).

Who can help me?

Thanks in advance,
Arjen van der Hulst
== SAMPLE =============== ==

Dim oWord As Word.Applicatio n
Dim oDoc As Word.Document
Dim oRng As Word.Range

oWord = CType(CreateObj ect("Word.Appli cation"), Word.Applicatio n)
oWord.Visible = True
oDoc = oWord.Documents .Add()
oRng = oDoc.Content

With oRng.Find

' Following line gives the error
.Style = Word.WdBuiltinS tyle.wdStyleHea ding1

.Text = "something"
If .Found Then
MsgBox("Not Found")
End If
End With

oDoc.Close(Fals e)
oDoc = Nothing
oWord = Nothing

Catch ex As Exception
MsgBox("excepti on:" & " " & ex.ToString)
If Not oDoc Is Nothing Then oDoc = Nothing
If Not oWord Is Nothing Then oWord = Nothing
End Try

== END OF SAMPLE ===============

When replying directly to me, please remove "REMOVE_THI S." from my

Nov 21 '05 #1
1 1979
Seemed that the fault was caused by an after office 2000 SP3 excel patch.
'Repairing' Word via the help-menu, option 'detect and repair' did the trick
to solve my problem.
Nov 21 '05 #2

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